Two more days of being on Chemotherapy. I have a new companion that goes with me everywhere I go - a black bag containing a pump that is injecting me with the chemo until Sunday night. Once the chemo has been completed, I will have about a 2 1/2 week break before the second round begins. I have already thought about how tough it is going to be to start all over again. But, I just need to take it one day at a time. Next week, I will be going to the Oncology clinic to set a shot of white blood cells to begin boosting my system again.
I had so many wonderful surprises coming home yesterday. After sending Jason on a Dairy Queen run, I sorted through a bundle of cards and gifts from so many wonderful friends and family members and people I don't even know. I am positively overwhelmed with how quickly my story has spread and the number of people that are praying. It was also nice to come home and see how well my kids have been cared for and how well my family has been fed. Thanks to all of you that have been sending food and arranging playdates for the girls.
Today, my agenda will include attempting to take a shower, spending some time with the girls and sleep. And not to mention staying on top of my nausea. My bedside table is filled with prescription bottles for heartburn and nausea. The nausea that I am experiencing is mostly from the type of chemo they gave me the first couple of days. They were among the most aggressive forms of chemo available and it will take awhile for the side effects to go away. So I am hoping I have turned the corner and that the nausea will go away soon.
I am anticipating the day my hair will fall out. But I am well prepared with cute hats and scarves to cover the bald head. A dear friend, who works at one of my favorite stores, did some personal shopping for me and purchased a bunch of cute hats and scarves. It was like Christmastime all over again.
Thank you from the bottom of heart to all of you! I feel surrounded by so much love and support. A true gift from God!